A Donald Trump rally took a dramatic turn Saturday when a disturbance broke out behind him - causing Secret Service agents to jump on stage and form a wall around the candidate amid the commotion, NBC News reported.
A campaign spokeswoman said that a man at the Dayton, Ohio, event "attempted to breach the secure buffer and was removed rapidly and professionally."
The suspect was identified as Thomas Dimassimo, 32, and was charged with disorderly conduct and inducing panic - both misdemeanors, Chief Mike Etter of the Dayton Airport Police Department told NBC News.
Dimassimo jumped the bike racks and tried to climb onto the stage, but was stopped by Secret Service stationed there, Etter said. He was being held at the Montgomery County jail in Dayton.
The suspect may have thrown a bottle at the start of the incident, Etter added, but that wasn't immediately clear.
One Secret Service agent sustained a minor injury to the nose, police said.
As the suspect was ousted, the audience cheered "Trump," and the barely fazed billionaire gave two thumbs up and quipped: "I was ready for him, but it's much easier if the cops do it."